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Animating Excel Charts





Categories: Charts, Excel®

There are a lot of cool new tools in the latest professional versions of Excel that allow you to add some animation to your charts and graphs. However, with a little help from PowerPoint, you can do some types of animation in almost any version! While animating chart data can seem a nifty thing, please […]

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Excel Macro Email





Categories: Excel®, Macros

Among the many little-known and perhaps even-less-used hacks one could exploit via Microsoft Office, an Excel macro email can save precious hours on a weekly basis. As a bonus, understanding the nature of these handy little “cheats” provides an incidental beginner’s introduction to some very basic principles of coding. This handy VBA code will send […]

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How to Create a Custom Function in Excel





Categories: Excel®, Functions

Excel functions are actually shortcuts to more complex calculations. Like a macro is to a series of steps, a function is to a longer equation. While Excel is packed full of functions, you may find that you have proprietary formulas that you use regularly that would be useful as a function shortcut. Advanced Excel users […]

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Conditional Formatting Across Multiple Cells in Excel





Categories: Conditional Formatting, Excel®

Steps in this article will apply to Excel 2007-2016. Images were taken using Excel 2016. Conditional formatting is a useful Excel feature that can help you quickly scan your data without resorting to complicated filtering or fussy charts. Often, you will use conditional formatting to call attention to cells that represent an outlying condition – […]

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Nesting Functions in Excel – A Tutorial for Beginners





Categories: Excel®, Functions

Most of us begin using Excel by creating simple worksheets that organize data and perform simple calculations. Then, we might dabble with some of Excel’s many pre-set functions for more complex calculations. You know you’re a real Excel addict, however, when you start thinking How can I crunch my data even more efficiently? This means […]

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Excel Conditional Formatting: Date Data





Categories: Conditional Formatting, Excel®

Turning your cluttered spreadsheet of data into living, actionable information can be as simple as adding visual cues. Unless you are really good at doing date calculations in your head, conditional formatting is especially helpful when determining ages or anticipating birthdays and anniversaries. The following steps show how to perform a common Human Resources task: […]

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Save Time With Our Excel Formulas Cheat Sheet





Categories: Excel®, Formulas, Functions

Syntax, Operators and Functions…Oh My! Do you speak Excel? Are you just starting out and trying to remember the go-to lingo? Well, today’s blog post is a snapshot of helpful cheat sheet material to help you build your Excel skills. Advanced Filter Criteria Popular Excel Functions and Descriptions Next Steps As you continue working in […]

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Get the Most Out of Excel’s Conditional Formatting





Categories: Excel®

As a continuation of our post last week, we decided to expand on some great uses from conditional formatting. Highlighting negative values in red and using several built-in conditions is great when you are starting out, but you are not getting nearly enough bang for your buck! Here are three ways to get more out […]

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